Thursday 12 August 2010

MacKenzie: John Major wasn't glad to be grey

Kelvin MacKenzie reveals in his Sun column today that he was called in to meet Prime Minister John Major in Number 10 after the paper had run a story saying the PM was going grey.
MacKenzie, then editor of the Sun, says a rather grumpy Major told him the story was totally untrue bowed his head pointed at his hair and said: "Look, no grey at all."
MacKenzie recalls: "I was in a difficult position. He was the Prime Minister, we were in Number 10. I'm a tabloid tosspot but was now looking at a massively grey barnet. What was I to do? The answer was simple. Explain that I was off that day, blame my deputy and promise to run a bizarre correction."

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